prothonotary warbler

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prothonotary warbler

A warbler (Protonotaria citrea) of the Americas, having a golden-yellow head and breast and inhabiting wooded swamps.

[From prothonotary (apostolic), probably on the model of cardinal (the prothonotary warbler's showy plumage being likened to the colorful robes worn by the prelature).]

prothon′otary war′bler

a wood warbler, Protonotaria citrea, of the eastern U.S., having an orange-yellow head and breast, and bluish gray wings and tail.
[1780–90, Amer.; so called because its coloration resembles the robes traditionally worn by prothonotaries]
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Nine species that breed locally, with some unknown proportion still in transit, comprised 1113 observations: American Redstart, Warbling Vireo, Baltimore Oriole, Bluegray Gnatcatcher, Yellow Warbler, Prothonotary Warbler, Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus), Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus), and Yellow-throated Vireo (Vireoflavifrons) (Table 5).
For example, a Prothonotary Warbler (Protonotaria citrea) has been reported entering and exiting through an open window to nest inside a building (Perkins 1926), and House Sparrows (Passer domesticus) in New Zealand cities learned how to open automatic doors to gain access to food inside a cafeteria (Brockie and O'Brien 2004).
NEW FINDINGS in our study for the National Audubon Society and Louisiana Bird Observatory (LABO) reveal the first-ever mapped migration of a Prothonotary Warbler, a species of conservation concern.
He says, “Among the most coveted species are Cerulean Warbler, Prothonotary Warbler, Black-billed Cuckoo, and Alder Flycatcher.
In this study I placed nest boxes in a suburban Indiana wetland park to determine nest-site preferences of the locally rare Prothonotary Warbler (Protonotaria citrea).
One that does is the prothonotary warbler, which became a topic of controversy during the Alger Hiss trial in the 1950s.
To be in this wetland, says John McPhee, is "to float among trees under silently flying blue herons, to see the pileated woodpecker, to hope to see an ivorybill, to hear the prothonotary warbler." In this area, whose mellifluous name derives from the Choctaw word for "long river," you might also eye an alligator, spot a giant catfish, or catch a glimpse of a web-footed rodent called a nutria.
Results of two-way ANOVA for effects of study plot and study plot x grid row interaction on Prothonotary Warbler clutch sizes, brood sizes, and numbers of young fledged in each of three years.
Maintaining mature forest cover along floodplains and small streams in the central and eastern oak-hickory forests will benefit declining species such as the cerulean warbler, hooded warbler, prothonotary warbler, and Acadian flycatcher.
A prothonotary warbler methodically inspects nesting sites, and overhead, cedar waxwings, in the feathery boughs of the cypress trees, partake in one last meal before migration.
At the same time, Facemire's office has initiated four other investigations into possible effects of environmental hormones on wildlife--including one involving the prothonotary warbler in Alabama and another involving sea turtles in Georgia.
More common species include the prothonotary warbler, pileated woodpecker, rose-breasted grosbeak, wintering bald eagle, and a host of waterfowl.